GATHINGS, Ezekiel Candler, (1903 - 1979)


Photograph, 1943, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GATHINGS, Ezekiel Candler, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Prairie, Monroe County, Miss., November 10, 1903; attended the public schools and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Helena, Ark.; moved to West Memphis, Ark., in 1932 and continued the practice of law; served in the State senate 1935-1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; served as a member of West Memphis, Ark., Port Authority; resided in West Memphis, Ark., where he died May 2, 1979; interment in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Ark.